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Medallion (8 aurei) with bust of Claudius II Gothicus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus, head right, aegis on left shoulder, warrior on horseback defeating enemies on breastplate. IMP.C.M.AVRL.CLAVDIVS.P.F.AVG. Reverse: Concordia stands, head right, standard topped by bird in each hand. CONCORD IA.EX ERCITVS.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Atlantis Antiquities, 40 East 69th Street, New York 10021; October 28, 1987: purchased by MFA from Atlantis Antiquities

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 268

Mint

Mediolanum

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 38.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1987.491

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions